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Lead Commercial Counsel – San Francisco Bay Area

Job Type
Practice Areas
Technology & Commercial Transactions,
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Lead Commercial Counsel – San Francisco Bay Area


Our client is a publicly traded global healthcare company focused on delivering innovative therapies for challenging medical conditions and clinical needs.  The Company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist in hiring an attorney to serve as the Company’s Lead Commercial Counsel.  As part of the Company’s legal team, you will support a growing and dynamic company that develops ground-breaking technologies to further its mission of saving patients’ lives.  You will work closely with other seasoned attorneys, paralegals, and support staff as part of a closely-knit team, while partnering with external departments essential to the Company’s operations.

The Company has a flexible in-office policy of 3 times per week on days of the employee’s choice.  Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Support all legal aspects of buy-side and sell-side commercial transactions and contracting, including assessment of related risks and creation of efficiencies across contracting platforms and systems
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a range of buy-side commercial agreements, including SaaS and managed services, software licenses, master services agreements, and data processing agreements
  • Draft, review and negotiate a range of sell-side agreements with hospitals, GPOs and similar entities, including pricing, consignment and master purchasing agreements
  • Work closely with a collaborative team of contract managers, specialists and administrators in the day-to-day contract drafting, review and negotiation process, adding to a positive and productive working team dynamic
  • Partner with Legal Operations to ensure contract management system and process are operating at an optimal level and help to train employees on the same as changes occur
  • Provide pragmatic, business-oriented advice to Company management and key department stakeholders, including close coordination with Sales and Marketing, Regulatory, IT, Operations, Quality and Finance
  • Address issues related to data privacy and security, both in the US and internationally
  • Help to shape the continuous improvement of contract templates and playbooks\
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures
  • Ensure other members of the department follow the QMS, regulations, standards and procedures Perform other work-related duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • J.D. and membership with the California Bar or at least one other state’s bar and the ability to obtain registered in-house counsel status
  • 6+ years of relevant legal experience, with at least 4 years of experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts in-house
  • Sound judgment; demonstrated analytical, oral and written communication abilities; and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in advising clients and/or internal business departments on relevant regulatory and healthcare compliance-related issues, including Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and current FDA and OIG guidance
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to prioritize assignments while handling various initiatives and projects simultaneously

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained as the recruiter for this wonderful search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review.

Ref. #791-SLS



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